Dimitris Soukaras

Biography

Born in Corinth in 1995, Dimitris Soukaras is a Greek classical guitarist, living in London. He is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in the classes of M.Lewin, S.Goss and Timothy Walker, where he completed his Master of Music and now obtaining the Advance Diploma course. He is frequently taking lessons by David Russell and Fabio Zanon, visiting professors at RAM.

During his Advance Diploma Course Dimitris is collaborating with major Greek Contemporary Music Composers in order to enhance the Greek Guitar Repertoire. The premiere of these works is going to be in May of 2020 in Royal Academy of Music.

Dimitris is a Eurostring Artist, a D’Addario Artist, a Yeoman of the Musicians Company and part of Young Artists Platform winners of IGF. He has received prizes in 19 international/national competitions. More recently, he won the “David Russell” Guitar Prize (2019) adjudicated by the maestro himself, 1st Prize at Mottola (Italy) International Guitar Competition (2018),  he is the winner of the The Musicians’ Company’s prestigious “Ivor Mairants Guitar Award” (2019),  and he is the winner of the Academy of Athens Music Award (2018).

As a soloist he has performed with Ionio Symphony Orchestra as well as the Athens Mandoline Orchestra. He has been invited to perform in many Festivals in Greece and Europe and he recently played a solo recital at the King’s Place (London), Musikverein (Wien), Cervantes Theater (London),  and Megaron Concert Hall (Athens). He has also recorded for the Greek national Radio ERT as well as  “University of Patras Radio”.  In July 2019 was released his first CD “From Dawn to Dusk”,  published by the “dotGuitar Weblabel”. Also, he is the Artistic director of MUΣA Concert Series, taking place at Ancient Corinth during August.

His studies are kindly supported by the Academy of Athens, Royal Academy of Music as well as the Athena Scholarship.

 

Musicians’ Company Award: Ivor Mairants Guitar Award 2019

Photograph: Vas-Val press

Page Updated: Nov 2019